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Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray express support for ABS-CBN

Read the statement of Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray following the forced shutdown of ABS-CBN on television and radio.

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05/07/2020 12:17 PM
Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray express support for ABS-CBN

Former Miss Universe title holders Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray took to social media to express their support for ABS-CBN after it was forced to go off air on television and radio.

In a Facebook post, Catriona remarked that cutting off a source of information amid the health crisis is a "disservice" to the Filipinos.

"As we face this global pandemic as a nation, fast and accessible information is key to saving lives. By silencing voices we’re doing a disservice to our countrymen who need it most. At a time in our history when we should be remembered for how we all came together to serve each other. When we look back, what will be remembered instead? #NoToABSCBNShutdown,” the Miss Universe 2018 stated.


As we face this global pandemic as a nation, fast and accessible information is key to saving lives. By silencing voices...

Posted by Catriona Gray on Wednesday, 6 May 2020

 

Meanwhile, Miss Universe 2015 Pia pointed out that ABS-CBN is not only a home to its 11,000 employees but also to Filipino families. 

 

 

"ABS-CBN holds a dear place in my heart. I spent most of my teenage years in the halls of ABS-CBN, attending workshops, doing rehearsals, tapings and even attending classes (They had a high school a few years back and I graduated there) ABS-CBN was a home for me. It is also home to 11,000 employees and is in the homes of almost every Filipino family. To my ABS-CBN family, I stand by you. I am still hopeful that all of this is just a challenge. Maayos rin ang lahat. #IStandWithABSCBN #NoToABSCBNShutdown,” the Miss Universe 2015 said.

READ: Catriona Gray named by Lifestyle Asia as Agent of Change

On Tuesday, May 5, ABS-CBN stopped its broadcast operations in compliance with the cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).